The Gordons' home
|The Gordons' home|
The Gordons' home burns to the ground.
At night, inside their house, Mr. Gordon returns home, drunk, and asks his son if he has finished his chores. Flint ignores him, causing Mr. Gordon to become enraged and whips out his belt, intending to use it to beat Flint until he becomes more obedient. This has happened before, as Meredith tries to stop her father from beating Flint by suggesting he lie down until he sobers up and Meredith can finish Flint's work, but is merely told to stay out of his way. Meredith, desperate to protect her brother, manifests her ability for the first time and sets fire to the entire living room. The house burns down with Mr. Gordon inside it, killing him, but Meredith and Flint escape.
- There appears to be an ant pile in the backyard of the house, and Flint amuses himself by burning ants with a magnifying glass.
- For Meredith's other residences, see Meredith Gordon's residence (disambig).
- For other uses of farm, see farm (disambig).